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Old 05-23-2018, 02:03 AM   #1
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Default Hymer Aktiv versus Winnebago Travato K

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New to this forum and am having a difficult time deciding between these two campervans. We are new to RVs and like some features in both these vans. We like the idea of Voltstart as we have 2 dogs and like being able to leave them in the van. However Travato doesn't offer this option. Are there any after market applications that would work? My wife and I would really like to read any thoughts or suggestions.

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Brian and Jaye
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Old 05-23-2018, 02:40 AM   #2
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Hello!

New to this forum and am having a difficult time deciding between these two campervans. We are new to RVs and like some features in both these vans. We like the idea of Voltstart as we have 2 dogs and like being able to leave them in the van. However Travato doesn't offer this option. Are there any after market applications that would work? My wife and I would really like to read any thoughts or suggestions.

Thank you!

Brian and Jaye
The Travato does provide an autostart feature if you go for the Pure 3 Volta/lithium battery option.
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Winnebago is taking orders for their vans with the Pure3 system with deliveries starting in July & August.

This system has the biggest battery pack available in a Promaster, bar none. It's more than double the size of what you can get from Hymer/Roadtrek. With it's 48v 2nd alternator, it can fully recharge in 1.5 hours.

What that means is that you can run the air conditioner (by my estimation) 6 to 8 hours. Possibly indefinitely with their autostart and the 2nd alternator quick charging. You just can't do that with the Hymer. There are also issues with the Hymer with their autostart (Voltrek) working properly, and their small battery packs having a high parasitic load from their BMS also diminishing performance.
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What Wincrasher said.
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Just curious why you are considering the Aktiv and 59K & not the 59G. The Aktiv and 59K have different floor plans while the Aktiv and 59G share a similar floor plan. One bonus that many dog owners with the Aktiv and 59G have shared is the area under the bed (when down) makes for a great dog bed. There are many varying user experiences with the Eco Trek system. It seems from what I have read that there is a learning curve to the system but some of the problems that occur result from user error.
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If you care about your passengers, the Aktiv has shoulder belts for the bench seat behind the driver...
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If you care about your passengers, the Aktiv has shoulder belts for the bench seat behind the driver...
I second this. I actually like that the Safari Condo Flex 21 has actual passenger seats for the second row of the front dinette but it isn't available in the shorter EB length.
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What Wincrasher said.
Are suggesting the Crossfit. I don't think it has an inverter so wouldn't 110V appliances have to be run off generator
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Are suggesting the Crossfit. I don't think it has an inverter so wouldn't 110V appliances have to be run off generator
Nope. I was agreeing with wincrasher that you should wait for the Travato.

The Crossfit is my signature line and gets automatically added to all of my posts. Sorry for any confusion.
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Nope. I was agreeing with wincrasher that you should wait for the Travato.

The Crossfit is my signature line and gets automatically added to all of my posts. Sorry for any confusion.
No problem. How do you like the Crossfit? Will it fit in reg parking? My wife really likes it and the location of bathroom
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